|pro-gym-nas'-ma-ta|| from Gk. pro "before"
and gymnasmata "exercises"
|Rhetorical Pedagogy: Rhetorical Exercises|
A set of rudimentary exercises intended to prepare students of rhetoric for the creation and performance of complete practice orations (gymnasmata or declamations). A crucial component of classical and renaissance rhetorical pedagogy. Many progymnasmata exercises correlate directly with the parts of a classical oration.
The 14 Progymnasmata
Similar progymnasmata are grouped together. The exercises are in general sequential.
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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
Please cite "Silva Rhetoricae" (rhetoric.byu.edu)